Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long. -- Walker Evans

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Steve McCurry: Food for Thought

Steve McCurry has published an essay entitled Food for Thought on his blog, which looks at food as the universal experience which binds humanity on a daily basis. Three of the image are below, followed by a link to the full essay.

Bakery run by widows, Kabul, Afghanistan  © Steve McCurry

Priyadarshini Park, Mumbai, India  © Steve McCurry

Tibet  © Steve McCurry

[View Food for Thought essay

An Al Jazeera interview with McCurry is below.

From Fotoflock's Interview of the month: Steve McCurry: Immortalized by his iconic photograph of an Afghan refugee girl in 1984 which has become the world's most recognizable photograph, leading documentary photographer Steve McCurry has covered many areas of international and civil conflict, including 30 years of conflict in Afghanistan. He focuses on the human consequences of war, not only showing what war impresses on the landscape, but rather what it shows on the human face. The results are thought provoking photos that move and inspire viewers. He is also an articulate social commentator on the cultures and subjects he photographs.

Could you describe your shooting philosophy?
I like to celebrate people, places and culture through my photography. I also like to tell stories about my subjects through my photographs - especially those I have shot in areas of conflict; and I think this is an important aspect of photojournalism - to show people what is happening.
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[Steve McCurry's Website]

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